255. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary (Souers) to the National Security Council0


  • Representation on the panel recommended in NSC 4–A1

It is recommended that the panel referred to in paragraph 3–a of the draft directive in NSC 4–A consist of one representative from each of the following Departments:

  • Department of State
  • Department of the Army
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of the Air Force

At the suggestion of General Gruenther, it is also recommended that the Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff, be invited to designate are presentative who shall sit with the above panel as an observer.

Sidney W. Souers
  1. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 273, Records of the National Security Council, NSC Minutes, 4th Meeting. Top Secret.
  2. Document 253.